Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1981, 46, 2336-2344

Modelling of the catalytic Fischer-Tropsch synthesis by pattern recognition. Chemisorption and dissociation of carbon monoxide on metals

Oldřich Štroufa, Karel Kuchynkab and Jiří Fuseka

a Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 250 68 Řež
b The J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 121 38 Prague 2


A set of forty nine metals was classified with respect to chemisorption of carbon monoxide and a set of nineteen transition metals was similarly treated with respect to dissociation of the chemisorbed molecule. In both cases the metals were characterized by a set of fifteen variables of basic physical importance. Dimensionality reduction yielded eight linearly weakly dependent variables related to chemisorption of CO whereas the reduced set for dissociation had four parameters only. The physico-chemical significance of the characterizing linearly weakly dependent variables is discussed.